We drove across Country recently. On day three we stopped in Colby, Kansas, off Route 70, where there is a Starbucks, the highlight of our 1,700 mile trip. To my utter surprise and thrill, I noticed a nice young man with two lovely brindle Cardigans, walking in the pet area. I quickly jumped out of the car and asked if I could pet the dogs and we struck up a conversation, his wife later joining in. When I asked him where he'd gotten the dogs he asked if I was familiar with showing dogs. I said yes, but only with Alaskan Malamutes, as my Cardigan was a rescue. He then said his breeder had the top Cardigan in the history of the breed and his name was Harry Potter.
He told me his first Cardigan had been a mix and lived to be 18. He then acquired a retired show female, six years old, telling me her name, which I cannot remember,.... but she was related to Harry Potter. That female lived to be 16. He now had bought these two. The female was a bit barky, though she did come up to me, the male was a big baby, who got in my lap and showered me with kisses. Wish I could have just thrown him in the car and driven off :-D